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Vietnamese NGOs report on public consultations on the draft legality definition

Members of the Vietnamese NGO FLEGT Network met with the Director of the Vietnam Forestry Administration on 25 December to report on public consultations on the draft legality definition. To date, six consultation sessions have been held with forest-based communities in the provinces. The network is preparing a synthesis of findings from the consultations to inform the development of the legality definition.

Members of the Vietnamese NGO FLEGT Network also held a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on 9–10 January to improve knowledge on REDD+ and FLEGT among organisations in the south of Vietnam, and to begin planning their engagement in FLEGT.

The Vietnam Forestry Administration has requested comments on the sixth draft of the legality definition and draft timber legality assurance system verification matrices, which are available on the FSSP website.